Jordan Mazur is Legal Counsel at Zenefits. As the son of healthcare professionals and small business owners, he is committed to connecting small businesses and their employees with healthcare benefits and HR tools to make their work and lives easier. He is an avid runner and serves as sous-chef to his three-year-old daughter in her culinary experiments.
Although healthcare dominated the political conversation in 2017, the year came and went without the sweeping reform so many expected. In the absence of a pending bill or stated agenda for 2018, let’s take a few moments to assess what’s going on in the benefits world. The ACA Still Matters for Employers After last year’s […]
After this summer’s failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congress has been largely silent on healthcare strategy while turning the focus to tax reform. Though President Trump’s first executive order upon taking office instructed government agencies to take a hands-off approach to ACA enforcement, there has been no change in the healthcare […]
The U.S. Senate has been considering the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act (AHCA) since early May, with the goal of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Some of the major questions the Senate has attempted to address with the latest health care reform effort include: Whether employers are required to offer health insurance […]
After narrowly passing the House, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which represents the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reform health care, moved to the Senate early last month. The AHCA received mostly negative marks from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in late May, increasing the pressure on the […]
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the revised American Health Care Act (AHCA), which will soon reach the Senate floor. The CBO found that while the new bill would save the nation $119 billion over the next ten years, it would also reduce the benefits provided, and decrease the number of insured […]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed changes to the SHOP program, which is intended to give small businesses greater flexibility in purchasing healthcare for employees. What is SHOP? One of the ACA’s innovations for connecting small businesses with insurance was introducing a new tax credit and improved marketplace to the Small […]